Political Communication in America, 3rd Edition

Political Communication in America, 3rd Edition

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Denton and Woodward provide a newly updated revision of their classic in political communication. This pioneering text provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role and function of communication in American politics. A synthesis of some of the best writing in political communication from the fields of communication, political science, journalism, and history, this edition features completely new chapters on the topics of campaign management, congressional campaigns, politics and popular culture, and unofficial Washington. This edition also reflects updated sources and recent examples. Students and scholars in the fields of communication, political science, political sociology, and contemporary American political history will find this text invaluable.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 164.59 x 241.55 x 30.48mm | 684.92g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0275957829
  • 9780275957827

Table of contents

Series Foreword Preface Political Communication Defined Contexts The Disenfrachised Polity Language and Politics The Media of Politics: News and the Political Agenda Campaigns Campaign Planning, Management, and Strategies Presidential Campaigns Legislative Campaigns Governing The Presidency The Congress Unofficial Washington Meta-Politics Litigation, Crime, and the Courts Politics and Popular Culture Selected Bibliography Index
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About Robert E. Denton

ROBERT E. DENTON, JR. holds the W. Thomas Rice Chair of Leadership Studies and serves as Director of the Virginia Tech Corps of Leader Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University./e In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is author, co-author, or editor of eleven books. Recent works include Studies in Media and the Gulf War (Praeger, 1993), The Clinton Presidency with Rachel Holloway (Praeger, 1996), and The 1996 Presidential Campaign (Praeger, 1997). Professor Denton serves as associate editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly and as general editor for the Praeger Series in Political Communication and Presidential Studies.

GARY C. WOODWARD is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the College of New Jersey. Professor Woodward is the author of Persuasive Encounters (Praeger, 1990), Perspectives on American Political Media, and co-author of Persuasion and Influence in American Life. In addition, he has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of communication and rhetorical theory.
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